In-patient unit

In-patient unit

A great effort has been made to create an atmosphere of homeliness and warmth in the in-patient ward. Patients can feel safe and comfortable in the hospice and spend quality time with family and friends.

Patients are admitted to the in-patient unit for assessment and provision of care. This may include pain and symptom management, assessment, short term intervention, nursing care, planned respite or end of life care. The ward has the facility to provide care for 20 patients in a mix of single and shared rooms, all equipped to the same specifications with televisions and en-suite toilet facilities. Included in the facilities are comfortable lounge areas, a quiet room, and overnight stay area. There are extensive gardens where patients can spend time enjoying being outside. Even patients that are in bed can be taken outside.  

Families can continue to share in the patient’s nursing care if they so wish and during periods of compassionate visiting, arrangements can be made for family members to stay within the overnight stay accommodation.

A great deal of individual attention is possible through the high nurse to patient ratio; patients can be confident that their care will be delivered sensitively and effectively by an experienced team of professionals trained to give strong emotional support to both patients and their families. Each individual will be allocated a named nurse and consultant who will assess and plan individual person centred care, in collaboration with the patient, their family and  the multidisciplinary team.  The team meet daily to evaluate the care delivered and respond to the changing needs of patients and a weekly meeting is held to establish if the patient’s goals are being met and future care considered.

For further information on our in-patient unit please contact Susan Campbell, IPU Manager on 01292 269200 or email susan.campbell@ayrshirehospice.org